Dane Coles is arguably one of the world’s best and most dynamic rugby players. In the combative position of hooker,…

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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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How do you coach creativity?   The question this week comes from Mario: “How do you coach creativity?“ Your Turn:…

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Dave Wright

Cutbacks & crosses are an effective and clinical way of creating and scoring goals. UEFA A licensed academy coach, Dan…

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The Big Idea First off, let’s set the context for this commentary paper.  As is the norm in most any…

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William A. Harper

Tom Mallinson is a UEFA A license holder who works at Nottingham Forest as the U16 coach. Tom has been…

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Dave Wright

How can I take my coaching career to the next level?   The question this week comes from Laurie: “How…

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Dan Wright

What is the cognitive process of elite athletes working at their peak? In this article, researcher Dr. Laurie Rauch discusses…

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Dr. Laurie Rauch
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Adrian Bradbury is the founder and academy director of Football for Good, Uganda’s only full-time residential elite youth football academy…

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Adrian Bradbury
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The environment surrounding the player must be understood to ensure we help players achieve their potential. PDP Lead Researcher and…

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James Vaughan
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Dan Kemp is an up-and-coming attacking talent currently plying his trade at the highly regarded West Ham Academy under the…

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Dave Wright
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Claudio Ranieri’s dismissal as Leicester Manager this season has been one of the most controversial decisions in recent sporting history….

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Jon Hoggard
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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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Dave Wright

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FC Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez is seen by many as the Einstein of Football. His vision and awareness provide the perfect…

Gabriel Flores
Gabriel Flores
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Kristjaan Speakman has been involved in player development for almost two decades. He is leading a program at Birmingham City…

Dave Wright
Dave Wright
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Many players battle with the idea of acceptance by those closest to them, and approval from those who can define…

James Vaughan
James Vaughan
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PhD Candidate & Researcher, Lara Mossman joins Player Development Project for a Masterclass Webinar on Positive Psychology in Coaching. Lara is...
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Dave Wright

The Big Idea First off, let’s set the context for this commentary paper.  As is the norm in most any…

William A. Harper
William A. Harper

PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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Dave Wright

A world-class striker is required to be quick, evasive & clinical in the final third. Top coach and regular PDP…

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Dan Wright
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PDP Lead Researcher James Vaughan highlights recent experiences adapting to new environments to discuss the research around affordances, forms of…

James Vaughan
James Vaughan
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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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What value do stories play in sport? Making sense of the sporting narrative and being able to translate and challenge...
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Dave Wright

In his role as as district educator for the Swedish FA, coach educator, Mark O’Sullivan tries to help coaches understand what…

Mark O'Sullivan
Mark O'Sullivan
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Messi, Robben, Ronaldo, Sterling, Iniesta – these players, and many others, all have something in common. Not how much they’re…

John Marsh
John Marsh
6 minutes

In Issue 12 of Player Development Project Magazine, Assistant Editor, Jon Hoggard spoke to David Horrocks, one of the key…

Jon Hoggard
Jon Hoggard
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Ranell Hobson of the Academy of Sport Speed & Agility discusses the importance of players developing strength and mobility in…

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Ranell Hobson
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The Big Idea  As a graduate student eons ago, we remember a talk given in a class by a highly-regarded…

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William A. Harper

How can I deal with disruptive player behaviour? The question this week comes from John: “I have a couple of…

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Dan Wright

An inspirational chance meeting with a legend and a blog post that reiterates the value of mentors. Former US Men’s National…

Erik Imler
Erik Imler
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Susan Salzbrenner, founder of Fit Across Cultures discusses mindfulness and its benefits to athlete performance.   Dennis was concentrating. “This is…

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Susan Salzbrenner
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